Executives left in tatters as Air France staff storm talks
Union activists protesting proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting about the job cuts yesterday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, and had to scale a fence and flee under police protection.
About a hundred activists rushed the building after breaking through a gate. Shortly afterward two human resources managers fled, one bare-chested and the other with his shirt and suit jacked shredded.
Alexandre de Juniac, the CEO of Air France-KLM, had announced on Friday the company would have to cut jobs after failing to reach an agreement with pilots. French media, citing the unions, yesterday reported a proposal to slash 2,900 jobs. (Reuters)